What will I learn?
The course is designed to combine knowledge and research techniques in aspects on animal welfare and behaviour, the animal industry and wildlife management. In both years students will be required to complete 111 hours of work placement in an area of the animal industry of their choice. Work placements are a key feature and benefit from the University centre’s strong links with a variety of relevant organisations.
We offer optional overseas study tours as well as UK trips allowing students to experience a range of different animal related industries and develop key practical and transferable skills to support future employment.
Students have also undertaken work placement with the RSPCA, HART wildlife, Dogs Trust, bird of prey centres including the Hawk Conservancy, Orangutan Appeal and also placements at several local farms.
In the final year you will undertake a research project using the animals in our collection in conjunction with industry links. Prior projects have worked with Pet Remedy, Vitacress, ORA or on our very own Animal Health and Welfare Research Centre.
How will I be assessed?
Much of the assessment is coursework based – essays, reports, practical portfolios and seminar presentations. Practical activities, in-class assessments and a limited number of exams also play a part.
Where can I go from here?
Sparsholt graduates now work in a range of industries such as animal charities, veterinary practices and zoological collections.
- Animal Management 1
- Principles of Biology
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Industrial Experience
- Academic Skills
- Analytical Techniques
- Human Animal Interaction
- Population Biology
- Applied Industrial Research
- Industrial Development
- Ethology and Ethics
- Animal Health
- Animal Management 2
- A Level – Two A Level passes, including one at grade C or above which should be in a life science
- BTEC Extended Diploma – MMP
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Ext. Diploma (1080) – MMP in an appropriate pathway
- BTEC National Diploma – MM
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) MM in an appropriate pathway
- T Levels – Pass in a relevant subject
- Access to HE – A satisfactory pass in a relevant Access course with 74 tariff points, with 24 credits at merit or above including 12 credits in science-based units
- International Baccalaureate Appropriate IB Certificates considered
- Plus GCSE math and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.